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Plant Physiology


Programs in plant physiology focus on the life cycles and processes of plants.

Plant physiology programs include topics such as:


Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in plant physiology. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Very few colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in plant physiology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Very few universities offer graduate degrees in plant physiology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree. In some schools this is offered as an interdepartmental program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor's degree (usually in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry), good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

Typical Course Work

Graduate Program Courses

A graduate program in plant physiology typically includes courses such as the following:

In addition, graduate programs typically require the following:

You may be required to teach biology to undergraduates.


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Washington State University - Pullman

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University of Washington - Seattle